When the NHL draft lottery goes tonight, Adam Fantilli will be asleep in his hotel in Budapest.
And the consensus No. 2 pick isn’t setting an alarm to find out which team will likely draft him.
A great conversation with a very mature prospect. https://t.co/8Jz9BvzG2g
– Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) May 8, 2023
Minutes before the 2016 NHL Draft lottery, Patrik Laine gave one of the most peculiar interviews ever seen in the field hockey world. Lying on his couch at 3 a.m. in Finland, Laine was about to find out which team would win the lottery, and with it, the second overall pick – and he didn’t seem any more stressed than that.
Adam Fantilli, in Romania for the World Championship, won’t be staying up until 2 a.m. to find out which club will draft him second. The Canadian forward will find out tomorrow morning when he wakes up in his hotel.
That’s what this article in The Athletic says.
“Not a chance. I don’t think I’m going to set an alarm to wake up. We have some pretty tough practices here. I guess I’ll wake up and learn it in the morning.”
Nevertheless, Fantilli is calm about the situation. “Knowing the order will be nice, and we all have our own ideas, but nothing is certain until draft day.”
– Unsurprisingly, Bennedict Mathurin is rewarded for his rookie season.
Montreal native Bennedict Mathurin has been named to the 2022-23 NBA All-Rookie First Team. 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/FgF0qAyEfJ
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 8, 2023
– No confirmation for Leafs starting goaltender Wednesday.
– Marco Rossi will be with Austria for the World Championship.
Here are additional AHL players who have been selected for the IIHF World Hockey Championship:
F Marco Rossi – Iowa
F Martin Kaut – San Jose
D Ronald Knot – Tucson
F Sakari Manninen – Henderson
D Ole Julian Bjorgvik-Holm – Cleveland#AHL
– PATRICK WILLIAMS (@pwilliamsAHL) May 8, 2023